Friday, August 31, 2007

Mary Dalton

Mary Dalton
Originally uploaded by random acts of poetry
Mary Dalton teaches in the Department of English at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John’s. Her poems, reviews, essays and interviews have been published in journals and anthologies in Canada, Ireland and the United States. She is a former editor of TickleAce and of the interdisciplinary journal Newfoundland Studies.
She is the author of four books of poetry, The Time of Icicles (Breakwater, 1989 and 1991), Allowing the Light (Breakwater, 1993), Merrybegot (Véhicule Press, 2003), Red Ledger (Véhicule, 2006). Merrybegot was also released as an audiobook by Rattling Books in 2005. A letterpress chapbook, Between You and the Weather, is forthcoming from Running the Goat Books and Broadsides in 2007.
Dalton has won various awards for her poetry, among them the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Competition for Poetry in 1997, 2002 and 2006; and the inaugural TickleAce/Cabot Award for Poetry in 1998. Merrybegot won the 2005 E.J. Pratt Poetry Award. It was also shortlisted for the 2004 all-genre Winterset Award, the 2004 Pat Lowther Memorial Poetry Award, and the 2006 Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Award. Red Ledger was chosen as one of the Choice Books of 2006 in The Globe and Mail and was shortlisted for the E.J. Pratt Poetry Award and the Atlantic Poetry Award in 2007.
A brief interview with Mary Dalton appears on the CBC website Words at Large, where she is featured as Poet of the Month for March 2007.

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